Throughout the book I include a number of different questions you may want to incorporate. The challenge, and artform, in the virtual space is to get away from asking questions which are closed (Yes/No) and move to ones that are open ended.
Open-ended questions may invite exploration, create focus, provoke action or encourage self-reflection. Notice that these are all different things. As I have written in past blog posts, powerful questions are usually only 5-6 words in length, and usually start with WHAT. HOW Questions tend to take us into process, and WHY questions often encourage justification (unless we are asking it in the context of connecting with vision.
Questions also help to shape the form of a debrief, bringing us back to a series of questions which helps to get at the WHAT, SO WHAT, and NOW What of a Conversation.
A few months ago I put 20 of my favorite coaching questions into a short video. To round out today's post, let's take a look at this.